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July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge, Fusion for Stalling

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

The recall, which also affects the Lincoln MKZ, covers more than 5,000 vehicles in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Full-Size Sedans, Entry Luxury Cars, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Takata Recalls 2.7M More Air Bag Inflators

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The latest recall expansion affects driver frontal air bag inflators that use calcium sulfate as a drying agent.

Tags: Nissan, Mazda, Recalls, Takata, Ford, Air Bags, NHTSA, Safety

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Surge in June

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Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufacturers bounced back in June after several months of declining sales, by increasing 14.6% from a year ago to 68,443 units, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, FCA, Fleet Sales

June 30, 2017 - Global News

Ford Recalls Over 15,000 Cars in South Africa Due to Fire Risk

Photo of the Figo courtesy of Ford.

Ford South Africa has issued a fire-risk recall for 15,600 entry-level Figo and Ikon cars built in India.

Tags: Ford, South Africa, Global

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Announces 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer fleet incentives for most of its 2018 model-year vehicles, including the new EcoSport subcompact SUV and next-generation Expedition, the company announced.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2018-MY

June 20, 2017 - Global News

Ford to Source Next-Gen Focus From China

Photo of 2017 Focus courtesy of Ford.

Ford is shifting production of its next-generation 2019 Focus compact car to China from Mexico, and will invest $900 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to expand production for the new Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Ford has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford Focus, China, Mexico, Ford, Compact Cars

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Ford's 2018 Expedition Boosts Power, Adds Off-Road Package

Photo of 2018 Expedition FX4 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Expedition will arrive with more powerful engines and an off-road package to increase its capability on trails and other unpaved surfaces, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Off-Road Vehicles

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford F-150 Engines Add Power, Efficiency

Photo of 2018 F-150 XL courtesy of Ford.

Ford is revamping its F-150 engine lineup for 2018 to offer a more efficient V-6 and more powerful V-8 in a lineup that will also include a diesel option for the first time, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Engines, Large Pickups

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Cancels SUV Plant Shutdown in Ky.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Louisville Assembly Plant will shorten its traditional summer shutdown period to produce 8,500 Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles to match record sales.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford, Lincoln MKC, Assembly Plants, Vehicle Production

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 3.3% in May

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight automakers increased 3.3% to 67,744 units, a reversal from several months of declining sales this year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, FCA, General Motors, Trends, Full-Size Vans

May 26, 2017 - Press Release

Ford Honored for Supporting Student Education

The award honors an individual or organization that demonstrates commitment to the SAE Foundation’s goal of supporting student education and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Tags: Ford, Awards, Education

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Trailer Backup Assist to 2018 Expedition

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 Ford Expedition will add Pro Trailer Backup Assist to help drivers while they're backing up a trailer, Ford announced.

Tags: Towing, Ford, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Appoints Nair to Head North America

Photo of Raj Nair courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, has appointed Raj Nair to lead Ford North America and two other leaders for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford, Senior Management, Automotive Executives

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $350M in Mich. Transmission Plant

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $350 million to upgrade the Livonia Transmission Plant, which will create or retain 800 jobs in Michigan, Ford has announced.

Tags: Michigan, Ford, Transmissions, Assembly Plants

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Enables Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has rolled out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 2016 models with a SYNC 3 software update that customers can download themselves or acquire from a dealer.

Tags: Ford, Infotainment Systems, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Ford SYNC

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150 Styling for 2018

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is updating the styling on its F-150 for the 2018 model year to give its half-ton pickup a more "confident and capable" look, Ford has announced. Ford previously announced details about the new engine lineup for the 2018 F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2018-MY, Large Pickups

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

Tags: Fleet Sales, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Car Rental

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Starts Construction of New Campus

Rendering of Wagner West building courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. broke ground on a wide-ranging plan to transform its headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. at a project it's calling Wagner Place in the western sector of the city, the company announced.

Tags: Headquarters, Ford

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Facebook's Zuckerberg Checks Out Dearborn Truck Plant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg works on the F-150 assembly line during a visit to Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visited Ford Motor Company, even playing a small part in the assembly of some new Ford F-150 trucks.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Facebook, Assembly Plants, C-Suite, Social Media

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Adds Warranty for 2018-MY CNG Systems

Photo of 2018-MY Ford F-150 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo USA is introducing a new warranty program on all of its CNG-fueled systems beginning with MY-2018 Ford vehicles with three-years/50,000 miles

Tags: Warranty, Ford, CNG, 2018-MY, Landi Renzo

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Logo: Vincentric

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Tags: Vincentric, Nissan, Ford, Awards, TCO, Operating Costs

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Explorer for 2018

Photo of 2018 Explorer Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Explorer will arrive with several updates, including upgraded style, technology improvements and additional options such as a 4G modem with standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Tags: Ford Explorer, New York Auto Show, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

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